Preparing for the National Contest

It has been a busy few months for Addington Brass. All players are pleased to be working on contest music after a most demanding concert on April 28 which included Moorside Suite, Judges of the Secret Court, and guest soloist, Sarah Wilson, playing the famous Arutjunjan Trumpet Concerto. As you can see our musical director, Iaan Wilson, does not work us lightly! If the truth be known, it is somewhat refreshing to have only two pieces on the music stand at present, but please don’t tell Iaan……..

Iaan has called some extra sectional rehersals and has been working with the cornet and horn teams, leaving Davey Boyes (on the solo euph chair) able to look after the more important end of the band. Rehersals have been well attended, however Iaan’s lists of bar numbers to work on does seem to grow rather than diminish.

Unfortunately, Gary Vercoe (eupho) is unable to attend this years contest. Due to some poor planning, he will become a Dad at about the same time the rest of us will be playing Salamander. He assures us however, that he will be thinking of us. The band is grateful to Steve Griffin for helping us out in Gary’s absence.

Section Leaders

Musical Director Iaan Wilson
Soprano: Chris Woolley
Cornet: John Wise
Flugel: Grant Dempsey
Horn: Mat Johnston
Baritone: Brian Smith
Euphonium: Davey Boyes
Trombone: Barrie Aldridge
Bass: Tony Biddington
Percussion: Bernie Lynch